# More parts I need to replace on the VT100

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Dec 2 17:36:01 CST 2005

> When It comes to books it's about thin only thing I spend too much
> on.  My library

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Me too.
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I must own sver 1000 books, not just on classic computers (or even just
on electronics). I've got a nearly complete set of Poole and Molloy
(Radio and Television serviceing, the nearest equivalent to you would be
the Riders manuals), about 1/3 of the MIT radiation lab series, etc. And
of coure the Minix book, Knuth (The art of computer programming), all 5
volums of Computers and Typesetting, K&R, etc, etc, etc. And books on
photography, camera repaiors, clockmaking, general engineering,
databooks, etc.

The only other thing I spend excessive amounts of money on is tools. It
is said 'a bad workman blames his tools'. I claim that's partly because
the good workman has got good tools and knows how to look after them.

> includes books like the Radio Amatuers Handbook(arrl press) from for
> five years or when they made format changes about 1955 to current, OSDI Minix
> second edition hard cover, K&R the little white book and a Bell Tel "A" size
> copy from their think tank with margin notes, Of course the Grey, orange and
> Blue walls and a couple of feet of the DEC handbooks.  Then I get into things
> like parts databooks going back to when dirt was being spec'd.  Information

Somewharre I have a valve databook that says 'the supply of this device
cannot be guaranteed'. Reason? The book is from the middle of WW2....

> and the books that contain them are the single most precious part of what I
> have because it spans all aspects of electronics.

I would agree. While I use the Internet as a source of information, I do
not for one moment believe it's replaced books (or will do in my